All Posts Tagged With: "Michael Doig"

The Anatomy of a Do Now

Starting your lesson with a Do Now is good practice. It sets the tone for the class, gets students settled in (because they have to do it now), and ideally makes them think. A Do Now is a question or quote that either reviews or introduces a topic to students. But what constitutes a good […]

Web 2.0 Professional Development Notes & Slides

I want to thank everyone for participating in the Using Web 2.0 tools and Technology Media Tools to Enhance Instruction Professional Development. I learned a lot and enjoyed working with you all. Below you will find a .zip file with all of the PowerPoint slides, handouts and video tutorials inside. You will need to use […]

In the Fellow Spotlight

I recently won an award for my school, because of this I was featured in the Fellow Spotlight section of the FellowBlast newsletter. Here is the article: NYC Teaching Fellow Michael Doig wins a $54,000 technology grant Michael Doig, a Cohort 12 NYC Teaching Fellow, has won a $54,000 grant from the City Council of […]

Stick Insects in New Jersey?

I recently went for a hike at the Lusscroft Farm trail in Sussex New Jersey. As I was ambling down the path, I stumbled upon this stick bug. I have seen stick insects many times, but I always thought they were limited to tropical habitats. Apparently they have evolved in the temperate regions of Earth […]

ScienceBoom Episode #4 – Chemical Weathering

In this episode we go to Central Park and take a look at the chemical weathering of Cleopatra’s Needle. Then we go back to lab and I show you how to model chemical weathering with your students. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: 4:19 Materials Chalk Paper Clip Vinegar Eye […]

Video Tutorial – An Introduction to Gradekeeper

Having an organized and easy place to keep all of your grades and attendance has never been easier. Gradekeeper is a easy and inexpensive way to keep your class information digitally. No more papers to lose or grades to calculate. In the following tutorial I will show you how to set up and use Gradekeeper. […]

ScienceBoom Episode #3 – Balloon in a Car

In this episode John Herrera and Michael Doig take a helium balloon along for a car ride to show how air moves within an accelerating car. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Download Host: Michael Doig & John Herrera Duration: 3:15 Materials Car Helium Balloon Open Road Convection Fast Facts Lighter than air […]

Free eBook 101 Science Misconceptions

I want to tell you about a free eBook I’m giving away to my RSS subscribers as part of a site re-launch. I’ve been working hard over the past few months on this book and creating several new ScienceBoom episodes. The book contains 101 science misconceptions along with some great illustrations done by Ramsey Ess. […]

ScienceBoom Episode #1 – Density Demonstration

Density is a measure of the amount of mass in a given volume. In this demonstration we visit the lab and look at the density of Pepsi versus Diet Pepsi. This is a very simple demonstration, but students love it. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Blip | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: […]